Thursday, December 18, 2014

This is SAQA Europe/Middle East: Belgium

Françoise  Jamart 




 I started making quilts in the early eighties while living in the United States. At first, I fell in love with Amish quilts. I loved their simple designs and subtle colours.
When I came back to Belgium a few years later, I continued making quilts and gradually drifted towards contemporary and art quilting.
I dye, paint and print my fabrics, using several different techniques. Most of the time, I machine-quilt my pieces, although I often add some hand stitching.

Shibori (2014)

My inspiration comes from my natural environment and from my interest in all things Japanese. I traveled several times to Japan and became so intrigued by this beautiful country that I started studying the language a couple of years ago.

Rêverie in Japanese »  (2014)

   
I am a member of the international art quilt group Twelve by Twelve. At the moment, I am working on a series of small quilts using the remnants of fabrics I dyed for the Twelve by Twelve challenges.

Chartreuse Colorplay Scrapquilt (2014)


Recently, I launched a small art quilt group with a few friends. We still have to find a name, but we already have chosen a first theme for the next six months.


Tree of Life (2013) 


2 comments:

  1. I'm inspired by reading Francoise's blog and seeing her unique work, whether she's quilting or weaving. Great post!

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  2. beautiful colours in these pieces. I particularly like the Japanese one.

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